NDSF Dive Metadata Web Service


The NDSF Dive Metadata Service provides access to information about dives by various NDSF vehicles, including Jason II, Alvin, ABE, and legacy vehicles. Metadata can be returned in CSV, GML, GeoJSON, or Shapefile formats. This is a GeoWS compliant service.


Metadata Request Base URL



http://service.iedadata.org/ndsf/dive_metadata?minlon=-45&minlat=-90&maxlon=45&maxlat=90&vehicle=Alvin http://service.iedadata.org/ndsf/dive_metadata?vehicle=Jason2&format=geojson

Query Parameters

name example description
minlongitude -112.0 The easternmost longitude.
maxlongitude 174.0 The westernmost longitude.
minlatitude -10.0 The southernmost latitude.
maxlatitude 10.0 The northernmost latitude.
starttime 1980-10-29 11:13 Include dives only after this time.
endtime 2015-11-15 7:19 Include dives only before this time.
cruise_id AT11-06 Include dives only from this cruise.
vehicle Alvin Include dives by this vehicle only.
dive_id J2-093 Retrieve the metadata for a specific dive with the given ID.
feature transect Search for dives exploring a feature containing the given string.
format geojson Return results in this format. Valid formats are csv, xml, geojson, and shapezip.
download false Download data instead of displaying in the browser.
See Description tab for more information about service.